Wednesday, December 15, 2010

And Finally as Promised...

Whoops!  Looks like it has taken me a little while here to post the pics I promised about 2 months ago.  ^_^*
If you can remember, I promised to post pics of the posters we found in the attic.  From what we can see from these posters, either a butcher used to live in our house; or someone who was infatuated with meat.  In either case, they were definitely not a vegetarian.  LOL!
First up is this spiffy Beef Chart.  
 There were also similar posters for Pork and Lamb

Next up is this Wilson's Meat Chart that has metal edges on the top and bottom to make it easier to hang.
This one is for the Lamb cuts, but we also have ones for beef and pork too.
I like their logo: The Wilson label protects your table.

Besides the butcher charts, we also found posters featuring living cows.  Each is labeled with American Angus Association and range in date from 1961-1966.  The posters are prints of an actual painting made by
F. C. Murphy.

Aberdeen-Angus Bull
 Oh no!  Look out, Buddy!  There is a storm coming through!

Aberdeen-Angus Steers
 I wonder if they actually look this rectangular...

Aberdeen-Angus Cow and Calf
 They kind of remind me of hippos.  :)

Aberdeen-Angus Calf
 Awww!  Isn't he cute?

Breed Improvers on Parade

All of the poster seem to be in good condition.  None of them are in mint condition, but still decent looking.  If anyone has any info on these posters, please let us know in a comment or emailing us.  I tried googling them without too much success.  Also, if you saw these and thought to yourself, "Gosh, I wish I could own those!" please make an offer!  :)

The other pictures I promised were pics of the clothing we found stuffed in our walls by the east window of the guest room.  I discovered them stuffed in the bay to the right of the window.  These don't look too old, so I'm guessing they got their when the previous owners replaced the windows.  I think they were purposefully stuffed there.  I don't think it was a case of the clothes being stored in the attic and falling through the gap in the wall because the clothes were surrounded by the blown-in insulation.  The clothes were pretty packed together, and my first thought was that something (or someone) was wrapped in them.  Fortunately, that wasn't the case; it was just clothes crumpled together to fill that cavity.  It was mostly stained baby clothes, which I threw out.  Here is what I did save to take pics of...

A little girl's dress

And the most disturbing of all the clothes...lingerie!
I don't even want to know the why and the what of the brownish-red stain on the left breast.
I said it once, and I'll say it again.  "Why, oh why, would someone put lingerie in the walls?!"

Moving along...I attempted to take a picture of our Christmas tree from the outside.  This was the best I could  get at the time.
I know our decorations (or lack there-of) are quite pathetic at the moment, but I'm sure we'll build it up through the years.  One thing is for sure though.  You will never see an inflatable in our yard.  I find those to be quite tacky looking.

And of course, what is one of my posts without some pictures of nature!  ^_^*

 The best pic I have taken of a female cardinal yet!

The male cardinal must read this blog too!  He wanted to prove me wrong after I poked fun of him for not being able to sit at the feeder.
 The female cardinal is looking down on him so proudly.

A new bird has been spotted at the feeder!  I'm sorry for the blurry pics, but this was the best I took.  
 After doing some research online, I believe this bird is either a House Finch or a Purple Finch.

Something so amazing happened to me today that I just had to share with all of you.  This is a true story!  There I was minding my own business and eating lunch. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear?
Two squirrels have a snowball fight!
Are you on Team Grey Squirrel or Team Black Squirrel?

OK, enough of the fun.  Jim has texted me saying he is on his way home from work, and I need to figure out what to make for dinner...


  1. We love the artifacts you're finding -- the meat posters are outrageous! Ron and Jill at

  2. Thanks! I am waiting to hear back from the American Angus Association about the steer posters. The Wilson & Co. butcher charts are a little harder to research since the company was absorbed by another company who divided it up and has since gone bankrupt. :(

  3. Did you hear anything about the angus posters? I saw one today at an antique store but it was in a heavy frame that I didn't like. Do you still have them? What do you want for them? I think they'd make a fab set for my hallway (as insane as that sounds).

  4. It seems we've had quite a few inquiries about the posters. We still have some of them, so we've decided to try to get them appraised. I'm waiting to hear back from an appraiser to set up an appointment. I will let everyone know via this blog what they say.